Thankfully, his recovery was quicker than expected, and he missed just three games due to the problem.
Liverpool’s goalkeeper went on to make a surprising statement, saying: “To be honest, I trained more being injured than I train normally!
“I spent a lot of the time on the bed doing treatments, I spent a lot of time in the gym, working at the training ground, working at home to be back as quick as I could.”
“I just want to be thankful here for the physios, for the medical department, for the fitness coaches, for the goalkeeper coaches and for the manager as well to trust me to bring me back to the team.”
Thankfully, the longest of those lay-offs came back in 2019 when Liverpool were well-equipped to deal with his absence.
The world’s best goalkeeper, in our opinion, also spoke about his emotions ahead of the Man United match.
Liverpool’s No. 1 said: “It’s really special for us, for players and for the supporters as well.
“We know how big the importance is of supporters here at this club, it was one of the reasons why I came here to play for Liverpool: the atmosphere at Anfield, how the supporters can push the team forward.
“I think people always need to remember that.”